Day: November 29, 2017

Nexia BT’s refusal to meet the EP delegation

Nexia BT’s refusal to meet the EP delegation

Once again Nexia BT, the firm of the prime minister’s accountant at the heart of the Panama scandal, will not be answering questions of a second European Parliament motion to Malta. Brian Tonna is citing professional secrecy. Let us be clear. Technically he is correct. An accountant is not even allowed by law to confirm …

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Azerbaijan Journalists: Azeri authorities should end impunity. Daphne “contract-killing culmination of impunity for crimes against journalists”

Azerbaijan Journalists: Azeri authorities should end impunity. Daphne “contract-killing culmination of impunity for crimes against journalists”

This is a statement by independent Azerbaijan journalists organisation Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety. They list the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia in a list of crimes perpetrated against journalists who investigated the Azerbaijani regime: Azerbaijani Authorities Should Put an End to Impunity for Crimes against Journalists The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety …

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G Farrugia Calleja: His privilege? Ours he means.

G Farrugia Calleja: His privilege? Ours he means.

Yet another Labour Minister conflates government with parliament. Michael Farrugia today claims he is protected by parliamentary privilege from the criticism of a family that has lost their wife and mother to political assassination six weeks ago and have seen nothing from the government except signs of an orchestrated attempt to cover up what really …

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Going south

Going south

Etienne Grech has been crowned “Il-Ministru tas-Sawt” an extra-constitutional honorofic which the Labour government appears to reserve to the more embarrassing in its ranks. His predecessor Silvio Parnis was no Nobel laureate. But if half the army got promoted before the last election and the other half got medals for being there, why shouldn’t the …

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How proper democracies function

How proper democracies function

Compare what goes on in this polity, where state, government and party are indistinguishable and like something from the council of Nicaea that indivisible trinity is personified in Joseph Muscat, and other normal democracies. A policeman whistle-blower in Ireland clear his throat to accuse the force that employed him of corruption. To cover themselves his …

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Passing the resit

Passing the resit

The government has been awarding itself medals for faint praise it has received for the new press law it is piloting through parliament. International rights organisations have expressed relief that the draconian proposals the government first put forward have been partially withdrawn after the opprobrium they raised. The sense of relief that the fascist disaster …

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Skills starvation

Skills starvation

In the interview he gave us, Jonathan Ferris spoke of his involvement in the Libya visa scam investigations. He described a container of documents being delivered to him and a bunch of policemen reporting to him sifting through heaps of paperwork. Until they gave up and were taken off the case to investigate something else. …

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